Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL USA & Canadian Chapters Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Event date: 16 Feb 2022

Where and When

Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Start: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 12:00 PM
End: Sunday 20th February 2022 at 8:00 AM



Map and Directions


New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for festive costumed parades and celebrations.


Meeting Hotel


The meeting will be held at the Windsor Court Hotel. An elegant escape in the heart of a legendary city, Windsor Court Hotel offers the quintessential four-star New Orleans experience. Committed to classic luxury with contemporary comforts, a recent $15 million renovation included modernizations to the property and its 316 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer private balconies or bay windows with Mississippi River or city skyline views. Onsite amenities at the pet-friendly palace include an on-the-go eatery, fine dining fare – from afternoon tea to weekend brunch, a classic cocktail lounge featuring live jazz, a 65-foot saltwater pool with a cabana-style bar, and a full-service, luxury spa.

**PLEASE NOTE: the additional hotel block information will be posted beginning Tuesday, July 6th, at 9am. We will update each hotel with links when available**

Hotel booking information has been released. The room rates are as follows: Guest room $265, Deluxe Suite $295 and Premium Suite $315 - all for single/double occupancy and including wifi but taxes currently 16.2%(9.45% state, 5% city, 1.75% tourist tax), plus an occupancy tax of US $2.00 per accommodation to be added. Breakfast is not included in the room rates but breakfasts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be included in the meeting registration fees. Cancellations can be made free of charge up until 3 days prior to arrival; after this time cancellations and no shows will incur a charge of one night's accommodation plus taxes. The hotel will extend conference rates to rooms booked between Feb 12-22 subject to availability. 


COVID Update From the Windsor Court Hotel:

"Effective Monday, August 16th, the City of New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test to participate in activities with a higher risk of transmission such as indoor dining and bars, indoor entertainment and meetings, and large outdoor events. 
As such, Windsor Court Hotel will require all guests and patrons to provide a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72-hours prior to arriving to the hotel, effective Monday, August 23rd.
Please know we are at your service and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you to Windsor Court for an authentic New Orleans experience!"
**The IAFL USA Chapter will continue to post any updates from the overflow hotels as we receive them. Please feel free to reach out with any questions**

Overflow Hotels

1)  Loews New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before November 14, 2021, while supplies last
Rate: $265++ Grand King Room, $349++ Grand King Suite
Address: 300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Across the street from the Windsor Court

2)  Le Meriden New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block: While supplies last
Rate:  $195++  Single/Double Occupancy Guest Room
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 -Adjacent to the Windsor Court

3)  InterContinental New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before January 15, 2022, while supplies last
Rate:  $187++ single occupancy +$30 each additional guest
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 - 0.3 miles from the Windsor Court


Meeting Program

We are still working on the detailed meeting program but the outline program is detailed below. Golf will be offered at Top New Orleans Course location - date to be determined.

Wednesday 16th February

  • Afternoon City Tour for all
  • Evening Welcome Reception at the Windsor Court Hotel for all

Thursday 17th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning French Quarter Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Cajun Swamp Tour for all
  • Evening Reception at the M.S. Rau followed by Dine Arounds

Friday 18th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning World of Mardi Gras Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Gumbo Cookoff Challenge
  • Evening Parade Watching in the Intercontinental Parade Stands for all

Saturday 19th February

  • USA Chapter Meeting and Canadian Chapter Meeting (TBD)
  • Presentation by The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada. Previously, also serving as the interim Administrator of the Government of Canada

  • Afternoon National WWII Museum Tour (optional)
  • Evening President's Reception and Dinner at Galatoire's for all

**PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee will be required to agree to the following: I understand by completing this registration that, due to covid guidelines and restrictions, attendance at events is capped with no exceptions. Additionally, I acknowledge that I will be required to provide a proof of vaccination, or negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival at my hotel. If required to wear a mask at any point in time, I will comply. If applicable, I also agree that my accompanying guest will comply with all terms and conditions as stated. I understand that these terms are subject to change.**


Education Program

Thursday CLE will be "Around the World Business Valuation"
A Cutting-Edge, Highly-Sophisticated Business Valuation presentation from a National and Global Perspective, including a panel of participants from various countries, led by Globally-recognized experts: Jay Fishman, Managing Director, Financial Research Associates; and Neil Beaton, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services.

 Friday CLE will be everything you need to know about trying cases and handling clients since Covid.

Meeting Policies

Refund Policy

Full refund of registration fee less an administration fee of $100 if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022. No refund of registration fees thereafter. Tour and event fees are refundable if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022, and only if the Academy is not responsible for any charges or fees due to the cancellation. See hotel booking site for hotel cancellation policy.

Non-Practicing Fellows Policy

Non-Practicing Fellows who wish to attend the Education Program should register as a 'Fellow'. Non-Practicing Fellows who do not wish to attend the Education Program may register as a 'Non-Practicing Fellow' which carries the same registration fee as an Accompanying Guest.

Lawyer Guest Policy

Lawyers who are eligible to apply for fellowship are permitted to attend two IAFL meetings as a 'Lawyer Guest' before applying for fellowship.

Young Guest Policy

Guests aged 21 or under are not required to pay a registration fee but should pay full price for any tours or functions that they attend.

Surviving Partners of Deceased Fellows Policy

Surviving partners of deceased Fellows are welcome to attend IAFL meetings and should pay the Accompanying Guest registration fee. They may bring guests, at the same charge. 

Use of Delegate Data

IAFL uses conference booking and hotel booking data to answer queries and summarise registration details; to provide conference papers, name badges for lawyers and guests and delegate lists; to cross check hotel and meeting registrations to ensure that nothing has been forgotten; to organise the conference education programme, tours and dinners and make sure that any special needs are catered for; to keep you updated about meeting arrangements; and to provide confirmation of attendance where required to obtain CPD points. IAFL will not share conference booking and hotel data with any one outside of our organisation except where necessary to deliver our services.

Photographs taken at IAFL meetings are shared with Fellows through the members area of our website. Photographs of speakers may also be used on IAFL’s website and social media. Any Fellow or Guest who does not wish us to share photographs should make IAFL aware by emailing

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Sponsorship Opportunities

IAFL are truly grateful to our meeting sponsors who are helping to make the meeting and its activities accessible to International Family Lawyers from around the world:

  • Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Alfred Kriegler: Entertainment at the President's Dinner
  • Sucherman Insalaco LLP: Speakers' Gifts
  • Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.: Pocket Programmes
  • Feinberg Sharma Family Law
  • Mann Tucker Muir, LLC.
  • Financial Research Associates

We would very much welcome offers of sponsorship from Fellows, their firms or other firms wishing to develop a relationship with IAFL. All sponsors will be recognised on our website, in conference materials and during the course of the meeting, and would have the opportunity to distribute promotional material to delegates.

We are currently working on updating our sponsorship opportunities for this incredible meeting. In the meantime, if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please e-mail Valerie Smith at or Courtney Hamm at 


Please e-mail Valerie Smith at if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.


Further Information

If you would like more information about the meeting, please contact Valerie Smith at

Event registration will open in October. 



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